Attention busy parents! We have a recipe that is bound to save you time and make your morning routine a little less stressful. Now from the title, I’m guessing you already have an understanding of what this recipe will entail. Let me just tell you, you are in for a treat with these fluffy butternut squash pancakes!
Now you may be wondering, why butternut squash pancakes? Well, butternut squash is quite healthy for your baby. In fact, it is packed with antioxidants, vitamins C and B, fiber and even omega-3 fatty acids. All of which are great for your ever-growing children. Oh, and I forgot the most important part; butternut squash even tastes sweet and your baby is sure to love it!
Fluffy Butternut Squash Pancakes:
Gather Your Ingredients:
- 3 1/2 cups (500g) Butternut squash (cubed)
- 1 ½ cups Pancake Mix (I used Hungry Jack)
- 2 tbs oil
- 1 egg
- ½ cup milk
- Bowl for mixing
Step by Step Directions:
Step 1 – Cut your butternut squash into small cubes. Bring a small pot of water to boil, then add your cubed squash into the boiling water. Boil for about 10-12 minutes till squash has softened.
Step 2 – While waiting for the butternut squash to boil and soften, add the pancake mix, oil, egg, and milk into a mixing bowl. Then mix your ingredients until you get a semi-thick batter.
If the batter becomes too watery, it will be difficult to achieve the thick and fluffy effect for your pancakes. Too watery of a batter may also cause your pancakes to easily burn. Therefore, we highly recommend keeping your batter on the thicker side.
And if you’re up for it, add a hint of cinnamon powder into your mix to give it some extra jazz! Your kids will thank you!
Step 3 – Once your squash has finished cooking, and is soft, you can drain all the water from the pot and move the squash to a bowl. Once your squash is in a bowl, you can then start mashing all the cubes up. Mash mash mash till you no longer see cubes and your squash is one uniform substance.
Save some mashed butternut squash for other recipes or snacks if needed. Mashed butternut squash alone is just as tasty for babies or kids. I usually save some to make butternut squash teethers.
Step 4 – Then, add the mushy butternut squash into the mixing bowl together with the pancake mixture, and get the griddle or a non-stick pan ready for cooking.
Step 5 – Scoop about ¾ of the mixture and start creating your pancake masterpiece!
Step 6 – Flip your pancake once you see bubbles forming. Cook for a few more minutes and VOILA! You have a yummy pancake to serve and some hungry bellies to fill!
This quick, easy and healthy breakfast won’t take more than 15 minutes and I can guarantee that your baby will love it just like my kids do! So, go on and give it a try, this recipe will be a morning routine game changer!